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Elena and Reno
10-17-2006, 11:03 AM
Aw, man, I wish I could fix this.

Walter, Hellsing (http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=880962)

I need help, this picture is awesome, I took it, but there wasn't much light and I would like some feedback or tutorials on how to improve it and make it look better. I tried adjusting the contrast and colors, but nothing seems to work. Any tips?:eek:

TR Rose
10-17-2006, 02:29 PM
Here's what I did.

Go into Photoshop and play around with the Levels. Mainly I adjusted the gray slider because you did have lights and darks.

Once I got the background to show up again, I went into the Hue/Saturation settings and increased the saturation. This helped the washed-out colors to brighten.

To fix the red-eye, I created several layers on top of the picture. On one layer, I added some dark brown over the pupil of the eye. Below that, I added a light green around all the red parts (green and red cancel each other out). Finally, I added a very light white highlight on the top.

If you decide to use this version that I adjusted for you, please give credit to TR Rose.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y197/teamrocketrose/fix.jpg

I actually do this sort of thing professionally, so I've had experience fixing problem images.

Elena and Reno
10-19-2006, 08:08 AM
Oh, this feels already better!
If I wanted to add more hellsing drama to it, what should I do?

staereo
10-19-2006, 09:23 AM
How about a sample image from hellsing, so we can have a better idea of the feel youre trying to project.

Elena and Reno
10-19-2006, 02:12 PM
Well, what I meant was really like a gloomy aspect since the character is kinda gloomy...

Jantra
10-19-2006, 04:06 PM
Almost half an hour later, I can up with this rendition of your picture:

http://shadow-tigress.com/walter.jpg

If you want to have a step-by-step on how I made it, IM me at MikkouKoneko or MSN me jademoonstone4@hotmail.com

Note: I do photo manipulation and work with photoshop for a living. XD

LauraC
10-20-2006, 12:05 PM
Jantra ~ wow girl! you got mad skills =D =D =D

Jantra
10-20-2006, 01:56 PM
Thank you! ^_^ I love playing with cosplay pics!

ChicoChan
10-21-2006, 04:48 AM
photoshop is your friend, try messing around with hue and saturation before anything else.

Brightness/contrast can be your friend too, if you don't overdo it/

Hyura
10-21-2006, 02:40 PM
Wow, is it possible to do anything like that with Paint shop pro?

Jantra
10-21-2006, 07:25 PM
I wouldn't do hue and saturation.

Best thing to do is to do Image (first drop menu) >> Levels. Move the black arrow to make it darker, white to make it lighter. Best thing to do.

Elena and Reno
10-22-2006, 08:26 PM
Jantra, that is totally wicked... O_O I love it!

Jantra
10-23-2006, 01:21 AM
YAY! You finally responded! ^_^ Feel free to enjoy it! You can IM or MSN me if you want a detailed walk through!

Alice
11-05-2006, 06:13 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/dariavinog/880962.jpg
check this out. if you like it i can write a long description of what I did.